Agenda

CIS bankers is the leader in banking conferences in the region and best known for its relevance in speakers and topics. We do not publish a final agenda until two weeks for the conference to enable us to include topics relevant at the time of the conference and to allow bankers and partners to assist us in shaping the agenda. This section will be updated on a regular basis. To register, please contact us on register @ cisbankers.com.


DAY 1

08:00 – 09:00

Coffee and Registration

 

09:00 – 11:30

Presentations | Financial Stability & Sector Outlook

This first of a series of 6 of sessions where we will discuss the NBU Strategy published in March ’18. We will look at progress made, lessons learned and next steps with the support from local and foreign experts, National Bank of Ukraine and other government organizations and service providers.

In 2017 we concluded that macroeconomic stability had been restored and Ukraine appeared to be on the road to recovery. Further progress was made in consolidation of the banking sector and a more stable exchange rate helped to bring inflation under control. Where are we now and what can we expect over the next 12 months?

Confirmed session participants:

  • Sergey Tigipko, Owner & CEO, TASCOMBANK
  • Tamas Hak-Kovacs, CEO, OTP Bank Ukraine
  • Dmytro Sologub, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Ukraine
  • Sergey Chernenko, CEO, First Ukrainian International Bank
  • Kirill Shevchenko, CEO, Ukrgazbank
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kanoria, Owner/Vice Chairman, Austrian Anadi Bank
  • Yaroslav Sovgyra, Associate Managing Director, Moodys (Ukrainian Banking Sector Outlook)
  • Mikhail Merkulov, CEO, Arricano Real Estate PLC (Banking and retail: interaction of two industries, growth opportunities)

 

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

 

12:00 – 13:00

Round Table | Financial Stability & Sector Outlook

 

Round Table Discussion. Participants:

  • Sergiy Tigipko
  • Dmytro Sologub
  • Sergey Chernenko
  • Kiril Shevchenko
  • Tamas Hak-Kovacs (Moderator)

 

13:00 – 14:00

Presentations & Fireside Chat

Session Partner:

 

 

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

 

15:00 – 17:00

Presentations & Round Table | Privatization and the Development of Capital Markets

Confirmed session participants:

  • Timur Khromaev, Timur Khromaev, Head of The National Commission on Securities and Stock Market in Ukraine
  • Alexander Pavlov, Head of FI Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, EBRD
  • Elena Velikaya, Owner, Adamant Capital

 

17:00 – 20:00

Cocktail Reception


DAY 2

09:30 – 11:30

Session 4 | NPL, Restructuring and the Resumption of Lending

Session Partner:

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NPLs have been an issue ever since CIS BANKERS have been organizing conference. Much has been done over the past couple of years and in February ’18 we dedicated an entire event to this topic. NBU and EBRD have been introducing NPL reduction programs, including out-of-court settlement options.

The Ministry of Justice has been working on the enhancement of consumer protection and protection of creditors’ rights by introducing new proceedings and services.

March also marked the announcement of the launch of a Credit Register.

Time to look where we are today with NPL, how banks are complying with the NPL reduction programs, the progress on a Credit Register and how effective measures taken by the Ministry of Justice has been.

Confirmed session participants:

  • Konstantin Shkolyarenko, Deputy CEO, First Ukrainian International Bank
  • Artur Atanov, Head of Collections, Alfa-Bank/UkrSotsbank
  • Iryna Sukhava, Head of Workout Division, Raiffeisen Bank Aval
  • Yuriy Kostrobiy, Founder & Managing Partner, Avistar
  • Dr. Marc-Milo Lube, Managing Partner, VI2 Partners

 

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break

 

12:00 – 14:00

Presentations & Round Table | Finance, Risk & Compliance

A large part of the new National Bank of Ukraine strategy we have placed under a common title: Risk and Compliance. The topics that are covered in this session include:
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Governance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Fraud Prevention
NBU set out to adopt a new set of supervisory standards and we will discuss what has been achieved so far, analyze the gaps and provide best practices, tools and methods to close the gap.
We will look at the progress made this year and what is in store for the next year as Ukraine’s aims to improve their position on for example the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, which will have a direct positive influence on the economy and the attraction of FDI.
Confirmed session participants:
  • Otar Nadaraia, Chief Economist, TBC Bank (Georgia) and Ex-Deputy Governor, National Bank of Georgia
  • Anna Samarina, Deputy Chairman (CFO), Privatbank

 

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

 

15:00 – 17:00

Presentations & Round Table | Financial Literacy and Inclusion

The only way to improve financial inclusion and financial literacy is to make finance simple. To advance towards a cashless society, we need to keep developing the payment infrastructure.

And not only payments. Access to financial services must be made simple as well through the introduction of remote customer identification and entering into electronic agreements via digital signatures.

We will also explore the possibilities of Big Data, which is one of the key market support services.

Confirmed session participants:

  • Sebastian Rubaj, Deputy CEO, First Ukrainian International Bank
  • Alexandr Tabachnikov, Head of Supervisory Board, Bank Familniy
  • Artur Derwiszynski, Member of Scheme Management Board at European Payments Council
  • Adrian Dinculescu, Business Development Expert, Namirial (Italy)
  • David Birman, Chief Digital Officer, Bank of Georgia

 

17:00 – 22:00

Cocktail Reception